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2022

-I is a 12-hour online event I’ve organized. It follows on the heels of 2020’s You- and 2021’s -And-. It is the third in a series of twelve annual events taking place on December 12 from noon to midnight EST. Each year the event moves through each word of the 12-word phrase You And I Are Water Earth Fire Air Of Life And Death and activates the word of the year in myriad ways. FEATURING A Sound That Never Was (see earlier entry below for more details), Gabriela Areal, Cindy Baker, Kate Carr, Andrea-Jane Cornell, Emily DiCarlo, Fernando Godoy, David Grubbs Gutiérrez Hadid, Sebastiane Hegarty, Ryo IkeshiroLaura Kikauka, Annette Krebs, Nick Kuepfer, Machine Listening (Sean Dockray, James Parker, Joel Stern), Chloe Lum & Yannick Desranleau, Mani Mazinani, Matmos, Gordon Monahan, Michel Poblete Montoya, Midi Onodera, Tazeen Qayyum, Claire Savoie, Sam Shalabi, Debashis Sinha, and Maia Urstad. PRESENTED BY Arraymusic, Constellation, Fado, Liquid Architecture, Metaobjects, Oboro, Savac, Squint Press, The Dim Coast, Trinity Square Video, Tsonami, Wave Farm. HOSTED BY Anna Friz & Christof Migone.

 TUNE IN TO Arraymusic, NAISA, Radius, Resonance Extra, Wave Farm, and YouTube Live.

2021

-And- is a 12-hour online event I’ve organized. It follows on the heels of last year’s You- and is the second in a series of twelve annual events taking place on December 12 from noon to midnight EST (9-9 PST, 11-11 CST, 17-05 GMT, 18-06 CET, 1-13 CST, 2-14 KST). Each year the event moves through each word of the 12-word phrase you and I are water earth fire air of life and death and activates the word of the year in myriad ways. FEATURING Po-Hao Chi (Taipei), Béchard Hudon (Montréal), Erika DeFreitas (Toronto) and Adrian Piper (Berlin), Different From The One You Are In Now (Mary Walling Blackburn, Allison Cameron, Barbara Campbell, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Darren Copeland, Renato Grieco, Michaela Grill, Sarah Hennies, Marla Hlady, Seth Kim-Cohen, Francisco Meirino, Salomé Voegelin), Anna Friz (Santa Cruz) and Jeff Kolar (Chicago), James Greer & Neil Luck (London UK), Byungjun Kwon (Seoul), Renée Lear (Toronto) , LoVid (New York), Ellen Moffat (London ON) and Eeva Siivonen (London ON), Merlin Nova (London UK), Milo Thesiger-Meacham (London UK), They are all of them themselves and they repeat it and I hear it (Anna Barham & Irene Revell) (London UK), undo (Christof Migone (Toronto) & Alexandre St-Onge (Québec)). PRESENTED BY ALT SPACE LOOP (Seoul), Array (Toronto), Avatar (Québec), CRiSAP (London UK), Errant Bodies Press (Berlin), Fado (Toronto), Radius (Chicago), Resonance Extra (London UK), squint press (Québec/Toronto), Wave Farm (New York), Western University (London ON), Zone Sound Creative (Taipei). TUNE IN TO: Array, Radius, Resonance Extra, Wave Farm, and YouTube Live.

2020

You-, organizer of 12-hour online event, 1st in a series of 12 occuring every year on December from 12 to 12 (2020 – 2031). Featuring (in approximate order of appearance): Xuan Ye, Tiffany Schofield, Erika DeFreitas, Christopher Dela Cruz, Marla Hlady, Eric Slyfied, Steve Bates, Jen Kutler, Sadie Woods, Agustina Woodgate, Jeff Kolar, Béchard Hudon, Vivian Darroch-Lozowski, jake moore, Daniela Cascella, Christof Migone, Ann West Merlin Nova, Erik Lintunen, Andrew Ford, Milo Thesiger-Meacham, Anastasia Freygang, Anna Friz, Amy Mihyang Ginther, Cynthia Ling Lee, Gabriel Saloman, Dana Gingras, Tot Onyx, Sonya Stefan. Presented by squint.press, Resonance Extra, Wave Farm, Animals of Distinction, UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN ART GALLERIES, UTSC Dept. ACM, and the Glenfiddich Distillery. December 12, noon to midnight GMT (7-7 EST, 5-5 CST, 4-4 PST). Tune in to Resonance Extra, Wave Farm, and YouTube Live (link to the archive of the YouTube livestream here).

Publication of Vivian Darroch-Lozowoski’s Voice of Hearing by squint.press. I edited the 2020 edition (it was originally published in 1984) and contributed the introduction Viva Vivian. Launch event was part of YOU-, see above.

2016

Mixer (Toronto), during the 21C Festival, at The Royal Conservatory, co-presentation with MOCA_Toronto_Canada. Featuring: Abbas Akhavan, Ronnie Clarke, Francisco-Fernando Granados, Jessica Karuhanga, Duncan MacDonald, Hazel Meyer, Stephen Mueller, Lisa Myers, Juliana Pivato, Tazeen Qayyum, Jon Sasaki, Skawennati, Xuan Ye, Andrew Zukerman. May 25 – 29.

2015

Volumes, publication, including 144 page book with 14 writers, 10-inch vinyl record with 15 tracks, and image foldout with 113 full-colour images. Co-edited with Martin Arnold. Features 5 exhibitions, including Volume: Hear Here. Published by the Blackwood Gallery.
Ditto, curatorial project for NAISA (Cross Wave Series. Featuring Pierre-André Arcand, Kim Dawn, Diane Landry, Dan Lander, Micah Lexier, Kelly Mark, Ryan Park, Charles Stankievech, and Hildegard Westerkamp. On air (via NAISA website) during April, and live event at the NAISA space in Toronto on Saturday April 25 featuring a live rendition of Kelly Mark’s I Really Should….

2013

Door to Door (6th edition), a series curated for the Blackwood Gallery. The sixth edition featured Sandy Plotnikoff and Nathalie Quagliotto. April 29 – May 5, 2013.

Running with Concepts – The Sonic Edition, conference convened for the Blackwood Gallery on February 23-24, 2013. Featuring Mitchell Akiyama, Asounder, Steph Berntson, Atanas Bozdarov, Marc Couroux, Erin Gee, Matt Griffin, Ido Govrin, Marla Hlady, Dipna Horra, Tyler Kinnear & Mark Nazemi & Maryam Mobini, Vikas Kohli, Brandon LaBelle, Duncan MacDonald, Annie Martin, Aynsley Moorhouse, Heather Nicol, Erin Sexton, Henry Adam Svec, Sandra Volny.

Volume: Hear Here, a group exhibition, curated for the Blackwood Gallery and the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery (now called the Art Museum at the University of Toronto). January 16 – March 10, 2013. Featuring, at the Blackwood: Dave Dyment, Alexis O’Hara, Darsha Hewitt, John Oswald, Ian Skedd, Charles Stankievech; and at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery: Mitchell Akiyama, crys cole, Marla Hlady, Neil Klassen, David Lieberman, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Sylvia Matas, David Merritt, Ryan Park, Juliana Pivato, Alexandre St-Onge, Chiyoko Szlavnics, John Wynne.

2012

Door to Door (5th edition), a series curated for the Blackwood Gallery. The fifth edition featured Adam David Brown and Nancy Nowacek. April 23 – 29, 2012.

Door to Door (4th edition), a series curated for the Blackwood Gallery. Fourth edition features Gina Badger and Tazeen Qayyum. April 23 – 29, 2012.

Landscapes Events Reproducted, a solo exhibition by Seripop (Yannick Desranleau and Chloe Lum), curated for the Blackwood Gallery. January 18 – March 4, 2012.

Running with Concepts, conference convened for the Blackwood Gallery on May 5-6, 2012. Featuring Steph Berntson, Suzanne Carte, Annie Onyi Cheung, François Côté, Sky Fairchild-Waller & Jessica Thalmann, Michael Fernandes, Peggy Gale, Francisco-Fernando Granados, Sheila Heti, Mark Lanctôt, Erica Mendritzki, Didier Morelli, Chris Shepherd, Penelope Smart & Lindsay Bird, XXXX Collective (Emily Smit-Dicks, Polina Teif, Corrie Jackson & Shannon Garden-Smith).

2011

Door to Door (3rd edition), a series curated for the Blackwood Gallery. Third edition features Karen Kraven and John Marriott. December 12 – 18, 2011.

Door to Door (2nd edition), a series curated for the Blackwood Gallery. Second edition features Alexander Irving and Micah Lexier. September 26 – October 2, 2011.

Door to Door (1st edition), a new series curated for the Blackwood Gallery. First edition features Camilla Singh and Germaine Koh & Gordon Hicks. May 30 – June 5, 2011.

Following Following Piece (Montreal, July 8, 2008 to June 2, 2010), exhibition curated for the Blackwood Gallery. Solo exhibition featuring Thérèse Mastroiacovo.

2010

Should I Stay or Should I Go, Nuit Blanche (Zone C), Toronto. October 2, sunset to sunrise. Commissions: Kim Adams, Martin Arnold & Micah Lexier, Davide Balula, Annie Onyi Cheung, Michael Fernandes, Zilvinas Kempinas, Julia Loktev, Sandra Rechico, Jocelyn Robert, Max Streicher. Open Calls: Olivia Boudreau, France Dubois, Lili Huston-Herterich & Brad Tinmouth, Aubrey Reeves, Chris Shepherd. Event is archived online at the Center for Contemporary Canadian Art (CCCA).

Slow Pan 5pm – 9pm, 2010 billboard commission curated for the Blackwood Gallery. Featuring Karen Henderson. September 11 – May 1, 2011.

The Projects: Port Credit, 2nd edition, exhibition curated for the Blackwood Gallery. Featuring Adam Bobbette & Seth Porcello, Peter Flemming, Sarah Febbraro, Claudio Ghirardo, Sonja Hidas, Gwen MacGregor, Fedora Romita, Cheryl Rondeau, Derek Sullivan, and Jessica Vallentin. June 27 – July 25.

No Images, co-curated (with the Images Festival) at the Innis Theater (U of T, St. George campus), Toronto. Featuring Ryan Driver, Annie MacDonell, Alexis O’Hara & Mary Margaret O’Hara, and Alex Snukal.

Location!Location!Location!, exhibition curated for the Blackwood Gallery. Featuring Christine Swintak and Don Miller.

2009

Fall In, exhibition curated for the Blackwood Gallery. With Annie Onyi Cheung, Sophie Bélair Clément, Gillian Collyer, Zev Farber, Alison S. M. Kobayashi, Ryan Park, Roula Partheniou, Joshua Schwebel, Josh Thorpe.

Fall Out, exhibition curated for the Blackwood Gallery. With Robyn Cumming, Simone Jones, Zilvinas Kempinas, Erika Kierulf, Kristiina Lahde, Paul Litherland, Valerian Maly, Tom Sherman, Don Simmons.

Drop Out, exhibition curated for the Blackwood Gallery as the official University of Toronto event for the 2009 edition of Nuit Blanche. With Bas Jan Ader, Trisha Brown, Jennifer Campbell, Ulysses Castellanos, Emily Gove & Alison S. M. Kobayashi & Jennie Suddick, Erika Kierulf, Paul Litherland, Valerian Maly, Juliana Pivato, Kenneth Goldsmith, Food Jammers, Kelly Richardson, Tom Sherman.

The Seven Inch Fall, 2009 billboard commission curated for the Blackwood Gallery. Featuring Alison S.M. Kobayashi. October 1 – May 1, 2010.

Port Credit: The Projects, exhibition curated for the Blackwood Gallery. With Kim Adams, Diane Borsato, Shane Krepakevich, Gareth Lichty, Lauren Nurse, Sandra Rechico, Kerri Reid, Jon Sasaki. Opening July 5, runs until July 30.

awashawave, exhibition curated for the Blackwood Gallery, opening April 9, runs until May 31. With Louis Fortier, Antonia Hirsch, Young-Sup Kim, Arnold Koroshegyi, Diane Landry, Michael Snow, Kelly Wood.

2008

START, STOP., catalog,  Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal. The catalog includes documentation of both START and STOP. exhibitions (see below), a curatorial essay, an essay by André-Louis Paré, a text piece by Steve Savage, and bookmarks by Brian Joseph Davis, Karine Denault, and Frédéric Lavoie. Graphic design by Feed.

STOP.,  Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal, January 24 – March 1, 2008. Vernissage: Thursday January 24 17h30, curator tour at 16h30. Featuring Patrick Beaulieu, Simone Jones & Lance Winn, Thérèse Mastroiacovo, Charlemagne Palestine, Samuel Roy-Bois, Helen Tak. Related events: Saturday February 9 at 6:00 pm, free screening of a selection of Charlemagne Palestine’s single channel videos made in the 1970s: You Should Never Forget the JungleSt. Vitas DanceBody Music I/Body Music IIRunning OutburstFour Motion StudiesInternal Tantrum. At the J.A. de Sève Cinema, 1400 boul. de Maisonneuve West. And on Saturday March 1st 8:00 pm to Sunday March 2nd 2:00 am, in collaboration with Nuit Blanche à Montréal, the Gallery presents performances by Karine Denault and Frédéric Lavoie, plus launch of the START, STOP. catalog.

2007

START,  Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal. Exhibition runs May 5- June 16, 2007. Vernissage : Wednesday May 5 4-6pm, curator tour at 3pm. Featuring Olivia Boudreau, Peter Courtemanche, Cal Crawford, Stephen Ellwood, Marla Hlady, Adrian Piper, and Liv Strand.

2005

Disquiet, at Modern Fuel Gallery, Kingston, Ontario. Participating artists: Bob Bean, Dave Dyment, Afshin Matlabi, Diane Morin, Matt Rogalsky, USSA (Jake Moore & Steve Bates). August 24 – September 22. Reception: September 17. Catalog with CD is available from Modern Fuel.

2004

lucky bastard for festival Ile Danse, Ajaccio, Corsica, France. Co-artistic coordinator with the artistic director of the event Lynda Gaudreau and part of conceptual team (with Lynda Gaudreau).

2003

lucky bastard for the Festival International de Nouvelle Danse, Montréal. Co-artistic coordinator with the artistic director of the event Lynda Gaudreau and part of conceptual team (with Lynda Gaudreau and Martin Tétreault).

cover without a record for squint fucker press. With Martin Tétreault, Kim Dawn, Cal Crawford, Jonathan Parant, Alexandre St-Onge, crys cole & Travis Obrigavitch.

2002

stuttermouthface for kaaitheater, Brussels, Belgium. Evening including live performances by Brandon LaBelle, Vincent Barras, Caroline Bergvall and Christof Migone. And pre-recorded material from Vito Acconci, Kim Dawn, Scott Russell and Alexandre St-Onge.

2001

Writing Aloud: the Sonics of Language, book and CD, Los Angeles: Errant Bodies Press, co-editor. Featuring Vito Acconci, Marina Abramovic, Robert Ashley, Alvin Lucier, Nicholas Zurbrugg, Achim Wollscheid, GX Jupitter-Larsen, Fred Moten, Brandon LaBelle, Bart Plantenga, Terre Kapsalis, Norie Neumark, Lionel Marchetti, Sean Cubitt, Arthur Petronio, Allen S. Weiss, Vincent Barras, Elizabeth Slavet, AlexandreSt-Onge, Kim Dawn, Charles Amirkhanian, Jocelyn Robert, David Dunn, David Merritt. Yasunao Tone, John Duncan, Gregory Whitehead, Michel Chion, David Dunn, Randy Yau.

ohmix, CD project, Ohm Editions/Avatar. Featuring: Christian Calon, David Kristian, Diane Labrosse, John Oswald, Alexandre St-Onge, Martin Tétreault, Terre Thaemlitz, Ralf Wehowsky.

1998

Double Site: La danse des exceptions, telematic interactive internet performance between Avatar and the Goethe Institute in Lisbon. With Carlos Zingaro, Eric Letourneau, Boris Firquet, etc.

1995
Batteries Below Bathwater, exhibition at the Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax containing student work from the Advanced Studio Seminar Class I taught. Nov.14-18, 1995.

1994

Rappel, part of the inaugural activities of the Association de création et diffusion sonores AVATAR. Artistic director for this event featuring creations for the telephone space. This project culminated with the release of a CD at the end of 1996.

Ratatatouille, cabaret evening at Galerie Stornaway, Montréal. Feb 3, 1994.

1993

Journées ELECTRO-RADIO Days. Co-artistic director of the Montréal events with Claude Schryer. Dec. 10-11, 1993 Two 3-hour evening concerts; first night live on community radios in Toronto, Vancouver and Montréal, the second live on Radio Canada.

1992

Neighborhood Sounds and other CKUT-FM activities during the 7e Printemps Electroacoustique, Montréal. Co-Curated with Claude Schryer.

1991

Radio Contortions, an international festival of radio art and theory. Co-Curated with Julia Loktev, and Bryan Zuraw, CKUT-FM July 9 -14, 1991 Montréal. An event featuring performances, recorded works, workshops, and a panel.

1990

Touch that Dial, creating radio transcending the regulatory body. Co-Curated with Jean-François Renaud, SAW Gallery Aug. 8-Sept. 12, 1990. An event encompassing installations, performances, symposium, workshop, and broadcasts.